The Unadorned

My literary blog to keep track of my creative mood swings with poems n short stories, book reviews n humorous prose, travelogues n photography, reflections n translations, both in English n Hindi.

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I'm a peace-loving married Indian male on the right side of '50 with college-going children, and presently employed under government. Educationally I've a master's degree in History, and another in Computer Application. Besides, I've a post graduate diploma in Management. My published works are:- (1)"In Harness", ISBN 81-8157-183-5, a poetry collections and (2) "The Remix of Orchid", ISBN 978-81-7525-729-0, a short story collections with a foreword by Mr. Ruskin Bond, (3) "Virasat", ISBN 978-81-7525-982-9, again a short story collection but in Hindi, (4) "Ek Saal Baad," ISBN 978-81-906496-8-1, my second Story Collection in Hindi.

Friday, April 17, 2009

A Quick Poem

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India Shining


In the narrow hovels of a global village

The sun lost its way but not the sermons

With buzz and bang they went high pitch

‘No need to fear, oh heathens, we’re right here’.


Then they dumped all those, broken and rotten

Our landscape acquired a new look—a junkyard

Our ragpickers worked overtime, thrilled and delirious

Generosity only prevails, long live the givers.


My small village lost its name

With concrete barricades and iron towers

With barcodes and hallmarks and certifications

With polythene and cellophane and signages and slogans.


Everything visible got numbers labelled on them

And they got crunched through the digital pulverization

Now nobody could locate or get located

And none can hide from their ubiquitous presence.


And then it happened as assured (predicted?)

We bought and sold everything

And got money to buy money

And only the money, on its last count.


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Berhampur

30-5-2005

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By

A. N. Nanda

Muzaffarpur

18-04-2009

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2 Comments:

Blogger Net_Bug said...

Great writing.. really "Unadorned" but full of mystic sweetness!!!

10:59 PM  
Blogger A_N_Nanda said...

Thanx, Net_Bug. Your comments have never failed to inspire me.

7:31 PM  

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